I can honestly say I don't really have a favourite actress. I've been busy all day in the garden with a crazy 2 year old and inbetween fishing compost out of her mouth I've been trying to think of who I could write about.
If Hannah hadn't already picked her, I could have easily picked Helena Bonham Carter - I've always loved her for her amazing acting skills and quirky ways.
The younger generation (how old do I make myself sound?) will probably know her best for her role as Mrs Weasley in the Harry Potter films. However, I remember her fondly for her role in the amazing film Educating Rita and as the mad and shaky Mrs Overall in Victoria Wood and Acorn Antiques. Whenever I see my daughter trying to carry a tray of things I always call her Mrs Overall. I also have memories of her as Adrian Moles mother!
I also adore the film Billy Elliot and she appears there as Billys ballet teacher. She has some amazing performances to her name and no more so than her heart-wrenching portrayal of Dr. Turner in the TV film called A Short Stay In Switzerland.
I think the only downside to her acting career was to put her name to Mamma Mia along with another great actress I almost picked - Meryl Streep. Shame on them!
What's your favourite? Head over to Hannah's blog and link up...